Problems with Home Sharing

I have an iMac and MacBook Pro set up to do home sharing, which has worked in the past. After some issues with iTunes, reinstalling some preferences, etc., home sharing no longer works correctly. Whichever computer I launch iTunes on first can see the other computer, but the other computer can't see the first computer. I reinstalled iTunes on both computers and also rebuilt the iTunes library on one of the computers. It worked with the first launch of both, but is now back to the same odd behavior.

I'm going to tentatively mark this answered. What seems to fix it is making sure the libraries on each computer have different names. What's strange is that they've always had the same name before and worked, and with this it will intermittently work with the same name. But having two different names seems to be the way to go, which does make sense.

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